Berkeley, Richmond and SF Set to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Berkeley, Richmond and SF Set to Divest from Fossil Fuels
The mayors of Berkeley and Richmond announced today that they are committed to divesting city funds and pension investments from fossil fuel companies. This follows San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimous vote on Tuesday to urge their $16 billion pension fund to divest from fossil fuels. It’s an exciting moment for the fossil fuels divestment… Read more »

National Climate Assessment Confirms Hot, Dry, Disastrous Weather Is Here, and Getting Worse

National Climate Assessment Confirms Hot, Dry, Disastrous Weather Is Here, and Getting Worse
Last week the federal government released a draft Climate Assessment, which unequivocally states that climate change is already impacting Americans. Rising temperature, increased rainfall, drought and floods in different areas, along with rising sea level from melting arctic ice and glaciers all will continue, becoming more frequent and intense. These are the direct impacts of… Read more »

Send a Message to Leaders in Rio: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies!

Send a Message to Leaders in Rio: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies!
In one week, the UN is gathering global leaders to Brazil for Rio +20, marking twenty years since the conference in the same city made the environment a priority for global governance. Twenty years on, many things still need to change. Advocates are circulating a petition to end governments’ subsidies of fossil fuels, which currently… Read more »

“Adrift in the Wake of Kyoto” Climate Change Discussion, next Thursday, 1/26/12

"Adrift in the Wake of Kyoto" Climate Change Discussion, next Thursday, 1/26/12
The science is clear but there is a serious disconnect with the pace world negotiators are taking to secure a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or in preparing for the grave threats posed by climate change. Join Andy Katz, Sierra Club delegate to the recent UN climate negotiations in Durban and EBMUD Director,… Read more »

Coming this February, “From Lightbulbs to Legislation,” Our Interactive, Free Climate Change Series

Coming this February, "From Lightbulbs to Legislation," Our Interactive, Free Climate Change Series
When it comes to climate change, switching out lightbulbs is only part of the solution. In this three-session series of tours and workshops, we’ll explore the many layers of climate solutions, from greywater systems and living roofs to policy making. All are welcome to sign up and those who have attended previous Ecology Center climate… Read more »